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Manager, Supply Chain in Bellevue, Washington at Sea-Bird Electronics

Date Posted: 2/7/2019

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Job ID: SEA000213

About Us

Sea-Bird Scientific ( is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. We develop and manufacture precision sensors for the measurement of salinity, temperature, pressure, dissolved oxygen, fluorescence, nutrients and related oceanographic and environmental water quality parameters. We offer products with unparalleled precision and accuracy to support best-in-class oceanography and climate science. Our customers include research institutes, ocean observing programs, national and local government agencies, engineering firms, environmental consulting businesses, and navies throughout the world. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Sea-Bird gives you access to a robust career development process and challenging stretch opportunities.


Directs the activities of the planning, purchasing, material control, and shipping teams in pursuit of world class supply chain management and coordinates operations-wide activities to effectively manage inventories to provide exceptional customer service at an effective cost.  Develop strategies in support of breakthrough goals, including improvements in delivery, inventory, and cost.  Identify breakthrough activities, resource them appropriately and apply Kaizen activities.  Develop a DBS culture and team to ensure smooth business growth and management succession.
Essential Functions (specific duties may vary by location):
  • Manages daily activities of the purchasing department in procuring required materials at the lowest possible cost.
  • Builds rigorous procurement planning and execution systems and improve where necessary.
  • Maximizes material availability to ensure high levels of productivity and customer service via on-time delivery.
  • Reduces excess inventory to improve working capital turns and maximize effective use of physical space.
  • Directs Shipping team with targets to drive fast delivery at high quality and low cost.
  • Works with Operations teams to maximize the effectiveness of Kanban systems.
  • Creates and executes long-term improvement projects by identifying breakthroughs, building the matrix and bowling chart, and ensuring action plans are resourced.  Drive a culture of stretch goal attainment utilizing DBS.
  • Develops and monitors monthly operating budgets.
  • Ensures all associates are knowledgeable of, and comply with, all work policies and Quality system requirements.
  • Evaluates Associates performance and conducts review. Recommends hiring and termination. Coaches, trains, and counsels associates to improve performance.  Works closely with HR Dept. to resolve issues resulting from unacceptable associate’s behavior.  Top-grades talent as required to ensure a strong team.

Sea-Bird Electronics is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Requirements


  • Excellent communication skills, demonstrated change management
  • Data and Fact-Based problem solving skills, Lean Mfg./6 sigma knowledge desired
  • Scheduling and planning skills
  • Basic financial skills
  • Time management skills
  • BS Degree, 5 yrs minimum materials and/or management experience
  • ISM / APICS certification desired

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.